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Hebden Bridge"A very special place… wonderful hosts... a jewel in the Pennines” Hebden Bridge Hostel (aka Mama Weirdigans) is located in a former concert hal..."A very special place… wonderful hosts... a jewel in the Pennines” Hebden Bridge Hostel (aka Mama Weirdigans) is located in a former concert hall adjacent to a Grade II listed Baptist Chapel. The hostel provides friendly, comfortable accommodation in four-bed dorms, a 6 -bed bunk room and in private rooms for 2 to 4 people. Every room has its own toilet, shower and wash basin and a light breakfast is provided. Nestled into woodland and yet only a short walk from the town centre, river and canal; the hostel makes a good base for hiking, sight-seeing, shopping or experiencing Hebden's vibrant music and arts scene. Handy for the Pennine way, Calderdale Way and Hebden - Haworth walks.
The Countryside Code has been updated, to take into account the new circumstances we face as a result of the COV...
The Countryside Code has been updated, to take into account the new circumstances we face as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please follow the code so we can all enjoy Calderdale's magnificent countryside responsibly.
Here's a summary of the Code's key points.
Respect other people:
- consider the local community and other people enjoying the outdoors
- leave gates and property as you find them and follow paths unless wider access is available
Protect the natural environment:
- leave no trace of your visit and take your litter home
- keep dogs under effective control
Enjoy the outdoors:
- plan ahead and be prepared
- follow advice and local signs
Please follow the hyperlink below for the full version of the guide.
Hebden BridgeHebden Bridge Camping is nestled in the quiet, picturesque village of Colden, above Hebden Bridge along The Pennine Way. A safe and peaceful area w...Hebden Bridge Camping is nestled in the quiet, picturesque village of Colden, above Hebden Bridge along The Pennine Way. A safe and peaceful area with many nature walks and stunning views . Conveniently placed adjacent to The New Delight Inn, a traditional country pub providing refreshment, local guest ales and dining. The camp site is located in a peaceful and idyllic area away from the chas of modern life. We are able to offer 14 tent pitches of varying sizes to accommodate larger as well as smaller groups. Campervans are welcome on site with 5 electric hook ups available for those that wish to use them. Children and pets are welcome on site and we provide toilet and shower facilities for all guests. Please ensure you keep clean after use for following guests. Free parking is available for guests with a restriction of two cars per party. We operate a strict noise restriction from 10pm onwards each evening. This is to respect local residents as well as children staying on site. Guests can check in any time around 12pm on first day of arrival but can checkout at any time. Children and pets must be under close supervision at all times. Hebden Bridge Camping will not be held responsible for any incidents incurred during visits. Please note Hebden Bridge Camping does not provide the following: Laundry facilities Kitchen facilities Disabled facilities Gas hook up
TodmordenOnce the local manor house dating back to the late 16th century, this refurbished hostel on the edge of moorland is a charming place to stay. Th...Once the local manor house dating back to the late 16th century, this refurbished hostel on the edge of moorland is a charming place to stay. The Pennine Way and The Calderdale Way are close by and you’ll find an abundance of other footpaths, bridleways and packhorse trails to explore. Despite the quiet, rural location, YHA Mankinholes is within easy reach of other attractions should the weather prove inclement. Eureka!, the National Children’s Museum in Halifax, Shibden Estate, The Piece Hall, Bankfield Museum, Haworth, The Keighley & Worth Valley Steam Railway and Hollingworth Lake & Activity Centre are all nearby. YHA Mankinholes offers 8 bedrooms, each with a number of bunkbeds. Each bunkbed sleeps two people.
Hebden BridgeThe centre has two hostels, each is independent of the other: Hebden Hey Hostel was opened in 1976 and provides accommodation for a maximum of 4...The centre has two hostels, each is independent of the other: Hebden Hey Hostel was opened in 1976 and provides accommodation for a maximum of 44 people in four bedrooms. Tom Bell Hostel was opened in 1986 and provides self catering accommodation for a maximum of 30 people in five bedrooms.
WalsdenWaterstalls Farm Cottage boasts an elevated position at the end of a no-through lane, roughly half a mile from the main road on the fringes of Wals...Waterstalls Farm Cottage boasts an elevated position at the end of a no-through lane, roughly half a mile from the main road on the fringes of Walsden in the Upper Calder Valley. Right on the Pennine Way and close to Hebden Bridge and Todmorden, this is the ideal destination for a lovely break away with your family or friends. This characterful holiday home is nestled within the owner's grounds, with horses grazing in the fields and gentle lakes you can walk around, before spending your down time within the cosy sitting room. You can sink into the sofa on a cool wintry evening and get toasty and warm by the fire as you catch up on your favourite TV shows. Use the kitchen next door to rustle up a home-cooked meal and get together around the dining table to discuss plans for the following day. Later, choose from a super king-size bedroom upstairs, which has zip/link beds for flexibility, or catch your rest in the single room. They are each served by the well-appointed shower room and boast remarkable views of rolling hills and vales. Outside, you have your very own private patio area for soaking up a balmy afternoon with a drink and you can greet the horses over the fence. No smoking and no pets allowed. We do not accept children under the age of 14.
Whatever your group’s size and whenever you choose to visit, once you’ve discovered what Calderdale has to offer you’ll find r...
Whatever your group’s size and whenever you choose to visit, once you’ve discovered what Calderdale has to offer you’ll find reasons to visit again and again.
A Warm Welcome
Encounter miles of stunning countryside, bustling market towns where independent shops outnumber the national chains, magnificent gardens and parkland, fantastic locally sourced food and drink, two past winners of Yorkshire’s Favourite Pub, some of the finest examples of architecture anywhere in the country, festivals, theatres, agricultural shows, music, exhibitions, antiques, galleries and a rich mix of annual events.
Calderdale is the southernmost of the Yorkshire Dales and covers part of the South Pennines area of beautiful river valleys, moorland and hill country. Calderdale is not as well-known as its Northern neighbours as it does not fall within the boundaries of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Yet Calderdale has a tremendous amount to offer visitors, time after time.
Ideally located off major routes, getting here couldn't be easier - your group will be able to arrive relaxed and raring to go. Visit our Getting to Calderdale page and discover how simple it can be to come and pay us a visit.
Once you're here, you'll quickly realise there's a lot more to Calderdale than you can discover in a single day. There are plenty of hotels suitable for groups that will serve as an ideal base for you to explore our magnificently modest area.
Calderdale also has three friendly visitor information centres that are just a phone call away and who can help to provide you with additional information and inside tips to make your trip a real success, whatever your tastes and budget.
Calderdale offers great value for money and a warm Yorkshire welcome. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Coach Parking & Drop Off Points
Here's some handy information on set down points and parking for coaches:
Set Down Points:
Cobbled lay by (adjacent to 'The Woolshops Shopping Centre' car park, on your left) on Square Road, Halifax, HX1 1QG.
- Pre-booked coach parking is available in the Eureka! car parks. All coach parking must be booked in advance directly with Eureka! and is subject to availability.. Eureka! Contact: 01422 330069
- Pre-booked coach parking for a maximum of two coaches is available at The Shay Stadium, Halifax HX3 0AQ in the South Stand Car Park. All coach parking must be booked in advance. £25.00 for a full day – weekdays only, (cash only). No reduction for part days. The Shay Stadium 01422 264750
Set Down Points: Lay by on New Road, HX7 8AF (adjacent to Hebden Bridge Marina).
Coach Parking: There is a signposted car park in the nearby village of Heptonstall on Valley View Road. (Use the Heptonstall turning circle just outside Hebden Bridge to double back up towards Heptonstall.) The lay-by opposite the Heptonstall turning circle also sometimes has space to park, but the amount of space available there varies daily.
Parking is available for up to two coaches in a lay-by at the marina on New Road by Hebden Bridge Visitor Centre for up to three hours. Postcode HX7 8AF
There is a signposted car park in nearby Heptonstall, on Valley View Road. Postcode HX7 7LB.
There is also a lay-by opposite the Heptonstall turning circle on King Street (A646). There is sometimes space to park here, although the amount of space available varies daily. Postcode HX7 6LX.
Set Down Point: Stand A, Todmorden Bus Station, Burnley Road, OL14 5DJ. Please use Stand A, which is located on the main road, for both drop off and pick up.
Coach Parking: Todmorden Bus Station, Burnley Road, OL14 5DJ. After dropping off at Stand A, coaches can drive onto the bus station proper and park in one of two lay-bys at the station designated as 'bus lay over'. For more information please ring Metro on 0113 2517330.
EastwoodHeight Gate consists of a converted farmhouse and large attached barn with: • a well-equipped kitchen • main living room, with wood-burning st...Height Gate consists of a converted farmhouse and large attached barn with: • a well-equipped kitchen • main living room, with wood-burning stove • downstairs bedroom with bunk beds, wheelchair accessible • three upstairs rooms for sleeping • the barn offers a large indoor space for activities • toilet and shower facilities (wheelchair accessible) The sleeping arrangements are currently based on the simple ‘camping barn’ model. Bedrooms are carpeted; users will need to bring their own sleeping bags and if desired camping mats or campbeds. Maximum group size is 30, for both fire safety and facilities provided.
Ann Walker’s grandfather, William, largely funded the Georgian Lightcliffe Old St Matthew Church, which was erected in 1775 and replaced a...
Ann Walker’s grandfather, William, largely funded the Georgian Lightcliffe Old St Matthew Church, which was erected in 1775 and replaced an earlier, Tudor foundation.
William also built Cliffe Hill just a short walk away, where Ann Walker lived. Ann and her family worshipped at St Matthew’s Church and had family pews.
After becoming the companion and wife of Anne Lister of Shibden Hall, the couple had a green velvet-lined pew installed at St Matthew’s so they could worship together there.
Ann died in February 1854 and was buried in the church, according to her memorial plaque “under the pulpit”. The exact location of this pulpit is the subject of debate, as the church was replaced in 1880 with the current church building.
The old St Matthew’s church was used as a mortuary chapel, but it fell into decay after suffering serious damage from a storm in the 1960’s. Vandalism and theft followed and the church was demolished in the early 1970s.
Fortunately the ‘Friends of Friendless Churches’ rescued the memorials from the walls of the church and they are now stored in Lightcliffe Tower, the only remaining part of the old St Matthew Church.
A memorial stone has been placed on the spot where it is thought that Ann lies and the brass memorial plaque to her now hangs high inside the tower. The plaque is hard to decipher but reads:
In memory of Ann Walker of Cliffe Hill who was born May 20th 1803 and died February 25th 1854
and is buried underneath the pulpit in this church.
And of her niece, Mary who died June 6th 1845 and is buried in this churchyard.
And of her nephews George Sackville (Sutherland) who died in 1843 aged 12,
John Walker who died in 1836 aged 1 year and are buried in Kirkmichael, Rosshire,
the children of George MacKay and Elizabeth Sutherland
Sadly there are no known images of Ann Walker. Most of what we know about her comes from Anne Lister's diaires and letters. Ann Walker is portrayed by Sophie Rundle in the BBC ONE/ HBO drma Gentleman Jack.
You will find Lightcliffe Tower along Wakefield Road, in Lightcliffe, Halifax. The tower is located on your left (as you are driving out of Halifax) just before Till Carr Lane, opposite the Sun Country Inn, HX3 8TH.
Starting 11th Sep 2020
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Halifax Heritage Festival 2020 is held on the following dates:
11th September - 20th September 2020
The Halifax Heritage Festival 2020 is taking place Friday 11th to Sunday 20th September.
The Halifax Heritage Festival 2020 is taking place Friday 11th to Sunday 20th September.
Despite the uncertainty brought by COVID 19, changes have been made to the Festival to ensure that you can still enjoy some of the fantastic buildings and sights of Halifax whilst keeping safe.
Co-ordinated by Halifax Business Improvement District (B.I.D) approx 20 heritage sites are hosting events and activities during the festival.
You can enjoy visiting alderdale Industrial Museum; bus and walking tours of Halifax, tours of Halifax Minster and its churchyard, an organ recital and more!
To see a full list of the different events taking place as part of this year's Festival, click here or on the link under 'Want More Information?' below.
Please make sure you follow all required social distancing and other guidance relating to COVID-19 whilst you visit Calderdale. https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/coronavirus
Starting 19th Sep 2020
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Anne Lister 180 Celebrations is held on the following dates:
19th - 22nd September 2020
Tuesday September 22nd 2020 marks 180 years since the death of Anne ‘Gentleman Jack’ Lister of Shib...
Tuesday September 22nd 2020 marks 180 years since the death of Anne ‘Gentleman Jack’ Lister of Shibden Hall.
A series of events are planned to celebrate Anne’s incredible legacy, including talks, webinar, a behind the scenes look at the conservation of Anne’s diaries, a memorial service and more!